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Black Maternal Health Conference UK 2023


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The Motherhood Group presents Black Maternal Health Conference UK, spotlighting bridging the gap between Community, Service providers and Industries.

This interactive event will support in rebuilding the trust between the community and service providers, exploring the role of systemic racism, human rights and structural change, and how to effectively engage with Black mothers. Discussing barriers, de-stigmatising mental health, highlighting what unconscious bias looks like in maternity care, how this impacts mothers, and addressing inequalities affecting ethnic minority women in pregnancy care - access and effective intervention.

They will be highlighting the gaps within the system and disparities - but providing nuance and further reiterating the importance of Black women receiving health care that is respectful, culturally competent, safe and of the highest quality.

Putting the voices of lived- experience to the forefront, through engaging discussions, informative presentations , interactive sessions and a space for applied learning. 

Hosted by Sandra Igwe (CEO of The Motherhood Group, and Author of My Black Motherhood: Mental Health, Stigma, Racism and the System), with headline sponsor, Leigh Day, ranked The Times top 100 law firm.

You will hear from the following speakers on the day:

Please see list of confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Natalie Darko - Associate Professor Social Sciences (Health Inequalities)
  • Dr Karen Joash - Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Dr. Ria Clarke -  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar
  • Kadra Abdinasir - Associate Director for CYP Mental Health
  • Carol King-Stephens - Equality Diversity Inclusion Lead Midwife
  • Marley Hall - Midwife Marley, Author, Midwife and Educator
  • Afua Hagan, Black Womens Rights Journalist & Broadcaster
  • Mars Lord - Founder, Abuela Doulas and Inclusion Consultant
  • Stacy Moore - Chartered Psychologist & Founder of The Nesting Coach
  • Jayde Edwards - Project Manager at The Mental Health Foundation
  • Stacy Gacheru - Practitioner, Qualified Counsellor and Mentor
  • Jennifer Ogunyemi - Founder of Muslim community organisation
  • Caroline Bazambanza - PHD Student
  • Anna Horn - Doctoral Researcher
  • Jenny Okolo - Occupational therapist
  • Dr Karen Joash - Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be served, networking opportunities

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